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Dons and Workers: Oxford and Adult Education since 1850

Lawrence Goldman


This book is a history of university adult education since its origins in the mid-Victorian period. It focuses on the University of Oxford, which came to lead the movement for adult and working-class education, and which imprinted it with a distinctive set of social and political objectives in the early years of the 20th century. It is also a study of the relationship between intellectuals and the working class, for it has been through the adult education movement that many of the leading figures in liberal and socialist thought have made contact with workers and their institutions over the la ... More

Keywords: university adult education, mid-Victorian period, Oxford, working-class education, intellectuals, liberal, socialist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Goldman, author
St Peter's College, Oxford